Dining

Buddy’s Pizza

Open daily 11am to close

Buddy’s Pizza

Open daily 11am to close

This iconic Detroit-style square restaurant is serving up a variety of pizzas, along with gluten-free pizza, antipasto salad, Buddy Brew and other cold beverages. Be sure to check out the many ways Buddy’s construction exemplifies the Detroit Zoological Society’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
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Boardwalk Station

Open Daily 9 AM – 5 PM

Boardwalk Station

Open Daily 9 AM – 5 PM

Located along the main pathway between the Edward S. Mardigian Sr. River Otter Habitat and the Holden Reptile Conservation Center, Boardwalk Station offers soft pretzels, bacon-and-cheese fries, ICEE’s and more.
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American Coney Island

Open Daily 11 AM – 2 PM

American Coney Island

Open Daily 11 AM – 2 PM

This favorite with native Detroiters and visitors alike is located across from Rackham Fountain. The restaurant serves Detroit-style chili dogs, chili-cheese fries, as well as draft Michigan beer. Be sure to sit in the shade at the new DTE Solar Pavilion located behind American Coney Island.
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Cup and Cone

Open Weekends 9 AM – 3 PM

Cup and Cone

Open Weekends 9 AM – 3 PM

Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co. coffee, espresso, and specialty lattes. For the sweet tooth try our hard scoop ice cream or a milkshake. If you can’t decide, try a Polar Cap – ice cream and cold Brew coffee blended together. Located between on mall road next to the carousel.
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Mitten Market Snack Shop

Open Weekends 10:30 AM – 4 PM

Mitten Market Snack Shop

Open Weekends 10:30 AM – 4 PM

Located between the Arctic Ring of Life and Grizzly Bears, this is the perfect location to cool down and quench your thirst with ICEE Mix-it-up, dole whip, soft drinks. If you need a snack we offer funnel fries, dessert poutine and soft pretzels.
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Dippin’ Dots

Locations open Daily 10 AM – 5 PM

Dippin’ Dots

Locations open Daily 10 AM – 5 PM

Taste this flash-frozen ice cream sensation in 3 convenient locations: On the Rackham Fountain, near snow-monkeys, and next to Arctic Outpost near the exit of the Arctic Ring of Life.

Za’atar Mediterranean Street Food

Open Weekends 11 AM - 3 PM

Za’atar Mediterranean Street Food

Open Weekends 11 AM - 3 PM

This Mediterranean style restaurant serves up salads, wraps and a delicious vegan grain bowl. Be sure to enjoy our shaded and relaxing patio located behind the carousel.

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Table 28 (formally Arctic Café)

Closed for construction until Mid-Summer 2021

Table 28 (formally Arctic Café)

Closed for construction until Mid-Summer 2021

Exciting new renovations are coming your way, stay tuned for updates!

 

Wild Burger Detroit

Closed

Wild Burger Detroit

Closed

This location features gourmet Angus beef burgers, chicken tenders and French fries. Wild Burger Detroit is located in the back of the Zoo across from the Africa Train Station. Patio seating is available.

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Cup & Pint (formally The Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co.)

Closed for construction until Mid-Summer 2021

Cup & Pint (formally The Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co.)

Closed for construction until Mid-Summer 2021

We are still partnering with The Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co. with an updated look and experience. This location will be inside the new Table 28. Until construction is complete, please visit Cup & Cone, located near the carousel, for your Great Lakes Coffee fix.

Detroit Popcorn

Currently Closed

Detroit Popcorn

Currently Closed

Be sure to refill your ICEE souvenir cup one last time on the way out or grab some fresh popped popcorn for the road home. We recently refreshed our relationship with the new owners of Detroit Popcorn Company.